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Finance Manager/Management Accountant

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Finance Manager/Management Accountant

£38,000 - £50,000 + excellent package

London/South East - Location flexible

Cobalt have partnered with Plus X Group, a fast-growing real estate and innovation hub operator, in the new hire of a Finance Manager / Management Accountant who is currently studying or close to completing their ACA, ACCA or CIMA Qualification.

This business, backed by a publicly quoted property developer, has expanded rapidly in the last year and has ambitions to continue that trend nationally and are now looking to hire into their growing finance team.

About the Company

Plus X runs the UK's leading hardware accelerator programme from its hub in West London and has built a global reputation and a community of exciting start-ups.

Plus X is now expanding its business into a national network. Our second hub, Plus X Brighton, opened in 2020 and will host over 600 members. Our next hub opens in an iconic newly converted Victorian power station called Plus X Powerhouse.

The Plus X mission and values

Plus X transforms places. They pride themselves on unlocking potential, creating jobs, championing diversity and focusing on recruiting individuals that understand the shared values and inclusive company culture they are creating is key to continued success.

Through their workspaces and business support programmes, Plus X helps ambitious entrepreneurs and companies of all sizes to grow. Over the next few years, Plus X will expand to do this at scale so that they can both create a bigger positive social impact and drive commercial growth.

About you

Given the significant transformation and growth, there is a key requirement into the finance team for a finance professional with experience in either the real estate sector and / or shared workspace operator to work closely with the CFO, and partner closely with the key internal and external stakeholders of the business. A commercial and analytical mindset, you will also embrace the company values of inclusion, empowerment and innovation, for our business and our community.

This role will have a broad remit, so you will be expected to cover all aspects of finance related to a property operating business, from processing invoices, through to analysis and reporting for the financial and management accounts. You will need to have a hands-on attitude and be willing to take full ownership of all accounting and reporting processes and responsibilities.

The Role

You will be running the accounts function for the three current trading companies, to include:

  • Purchase ledger, payment runs, bank reconciliations, payroll & income reconciliation

  • Ensuring that customer billing via automated software is accurate

  • Owning month end ensuring reporting is accurate, timely and complete to include, accruals, prepayments, deprecation etc.

  • Preparing timely, accurate and insightful reporting; weekly and monthly management reports, budgets and forecasts to inform management decisions

  • Variance analysis of financial and operating data

  • Supporting the CFO in monitoring and adding value to business performance

  • Partnering with a broad range of business stakeholders in preparing management information and providing 'real time' support and analysis

  • Ensuring there are the systems and processes in place to support and enable our colleagues.

  • Own assisting external accountants as part of statutory reporting

  • Work with external accounts on other tax preparation and submissions


  • A finalist or part qualified ACCA, CIMA or ACA

  • Strong technical skills coupled with working knowledge of a multi-site Real Estate or flexible offices operating environment

  • Understand the accountability and variation that comes with working in a start-up environment

  • Strong excel and system skills

  • Be willing to challenge the "status quo" and find new technology and innovative ways to improve processes and systems to increase efficiencies

Interviews will be conducted before the end of January, so be sure to apply to the role with an up-to-date CV as soon as possible so you do not miss out on this unique opportunity.